Following Sean is the best movie I’ve seen in awhile.
Like Sherman’s March I guess I have a thing for first-person narrative documentaries that start out focusing on a rather shallow subject matter, but quickly become super introspective and complex.
I need to add the stanky leg to my dance repertoire.
Highly entertained by the No Limit video homage.
I am enjoying the Phaserprone catalog.
Bleeding edge electronics with short run labor intensive super exquisite packaging.
The future-is-now of record labels? Yes.
The Kowloon Walled City was located just outside Hong Kong. A former watchpost to protect the area against pirates, it was occupied by Japan during World War II and then taken over by squatters after Japan’s surrender. Neither Britain nor China wanted responsibility for it, so it became its own lawless city.
Its population flourished for decades, with residents building labyrinthine corridors above the street level, which was clogged with trash. The buildings grew so tall that sunlight couldn’t reach the bottom levels and the entire city had to be illuminated with fluorescent lights. It was a place where brothels, casinos, opium dens, cocaine parlors,and secret factories ran unchecked by any government. It was finally torn down in 1993 after a mutual decision was made by British and Chinese authorities, who had finally grown wary of the unsanitary, anarchic city and its out-of-control population.
More info HERE.
Looks like Delia Derbyshire invented *everything.
Pioneer of electronic music and best known for composing the Dr. Who theme song, it’s now reveled that they found 267 tapes found in Derbyshire’s attic when she died in 2001.
The most amazing find in these tapes, is an “experimental dance track” which sounds like it could have been put out yesterday via Warp or Rephlex Records even though it was recorded in the late 60s.
Experimental Dance Track by Delia Derbyshire
More info HERE.
David Maisel in the book “Library of Dust”, photographs decaying canisters containing the cremated remains of the unclaimed dead from an Oregon psychiatric hospital.
A nice poster of Apple’s evolution. Click to see it big.